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back to the election" rather than the point of view he has about foreign policy. >> we don't agree on very much in terms of foreign policy. when i think about the national security team that led to my comment that i thought the president was making second-rate choices, that goes to things like hagel for defense, susan rice to state, brennan for c.i.a.. >> brennan worked closely, was in the c.i.a. >> john was around when we were there. he didn't play a prominent role. that's really developed since he joined this administration. >> rose: but there are -- >> but there are people that could be appoint as director of c.i.a. folks like steve cap pass. i don't know if you know him? >> rose: i know him very well. >> talented guy, enormously respected. >> rose: retired from the c.i.a.. >> he has retired. they brought him back once before, we did. with people of that caliber available, i'm surprised you end up going with somebody like brennan. i just -- i come back to the proposition that it looks to me-- and speculative on my part, obviously, i'm not in the meetings-- that the president has
swayinger right now and a lot of confidence. and forepolicy, he's kind of outsourced foreign policy in the first term. he's insourcing it back in the whitehouse again. this is his foreign policy and he's running into controversy over the drone program right now. this is a foreign policy national security team that is much more implementers and not super stars in their own right. barack obama has got ownership. he doesn't seem to support the kind of cast he had four years ago. >> rose: mark halperin when you looked at the possibilities of dealing with republicans especially the sequester question, is there some sense that the administration kneeling confident has pulled it off? >> i'm more pessimistic about it than i've been since probably the president took office. these other issues -- >> rose: since he was re-elected. >> no, since he took office. put these other issues on the table. gun control and climate change. i don't think there's any chance of those move until and unless he gets a fiscal deal in part because the traffic won't bear other big big things. and also because i d
in office he was at the center of vigorous debate over foreign policy and penhanced interrogation. we discussed the criticism. bush administration's record. the obama administration if they were listening to you now, as they -- >> i doubt it. >> they would say, you know what, one of our foreign policy successes is, it was a terrible attitude toward the united states because of iraq. we've had to rebuild confidence in the united states. that was the legacy of the bush administration. >> and the question is? >> what do you say to that? >> well -- >> he claimed that as a single lar foreign policy achievement. >> i think the president came to power with a world view that's different. >> how? >> the sense that he wanted to reduce u.s. influence in the world, wanted to take us down a peg, that he felt -- >> he hasn't said that he wants to reduce u.s. influence in the world. >> no, but -- >> never have i heard him say i want to reduce the u.s. influence in the world. >> you never heard him call himself a liberal before the election. >> everything that comes out of you today is a legitimate p
have pioneered a more nimbler, more effective approach to foreign policy. i am enormously proud of what we have achieved. i am confident about the future, having left the state department in the capable hands of secretary john kerry, himself an accomplished diplomat and decorated navy veteran. i believe that we have established a strong base for this kind of collaboration, which i think is essential going forward against the challenges and threats we face. i happen to have grown up in a navy household. during world war ii, my pother was chief petty officer, trained sailors -- training sailors. he never forgot and used to tell us how it felt when it was like watching the young men getting loaded onto troop trains, killing many would never return home. after he died many years later i received an outpouring of letters and photographs from some of the men he had trained at surt and returned home and build lives and families of the run. i could not believe that that experience, getting yelled at by my father, was so formative for them. i was glad to hear it, frankly. i saw this same sense o
security foreign and development policies in an era of dynamic shifts and global affairs, a smart power approach. she led efforts in alliances and engaged emerging powers and develop new partnerships to advance american interest on security, and values. her sound counsel and steady hand guided the united states response to the global economic crisis. and the ever world and new opportunities and challenges in asia. she provided leadership in iraq and afghanistan during a security transition in those countries. her transformative leadership elevated the role as able partners for addressing the growing spectrum of security challenges and forge a strong relationship with the department of defense. her accomplishments reflect great art upon herself, the department of state, and the united states government. [applause] >> coats thank you, secretary panetta. ladies and gentlemen, the 67 secretary of state, hillary rodham clinton. [applause] >> thank you. this is certainly a memorable valentine's day. it is such an honor and personal privilege for me to be here with people whom i admire, respec
amendment rights of law-abiding americans is not the way to do it. on foreign policy, america continues to be indispensable to the global liberty, property and safeguarding human rights. the world is a better place when america is the strongest nation on earth. but we can't remain powerful if we don't have an economy that can afford it. in the short time that i've been here in washington, nothing has frustrated me more than false choices like the one the president laid out tonight. choice isn't just between big government or big business what we need is an efficient and effective government that allows new businesses to create more middle-class jobs. we don't have to raise taxes to avoid the president's devastating cuts to our military. republicans have passed a plan that replaces these cuts with responsible spending reform reforms. in order to balance our budget, the choice doesn't have to be either higher taxes or dramatic benefit cuts for those in need instead we should grow our economy so we can create new taxpayers, not new taxes so our government can afford to help those who can t
've covered foreign policy in washington for a long time. can you put this into some kind of perspective, historically? how rare is it for this to happen to a president's nominee? >> well, this is very rare. i mean, it's unprecedented. i covered the john tower nomination. he was the former chairman of the committee of the armed services committee. and that was also something that john mccain brought up yesterday. that's part of the grudge match. he wasn't filibustered because the administration just lost that one. but this filibuster with a recess permits the opposition to keep upping the ante. i mean, one of the things that you and joe are pointing out here is that every time chuck hagel turns a corner, they're flowing something else up there. benghazi wasn't even on his watch. they used it to try to get leverage. to try to get more information about what the president did on that night. did he go to bed? was he calling the pentagon? who was in charge? something that they could have asked in another context. they did get a letter from the white house lawyer yesterday which responded at
of foreign policy, and if you look at the fact that he has ended in the war in iraq, he has meandering towards ending the war in afghanistan, he's allowing the pentagon, and you've got to remember when you look at the pentagon, you're looking at an institution that has the fine motor skills of a dinosaur. it takes the pentagon a long time to put together a timetable such as for withdraw. all obama has to do, and i know it's not this simple, but i would look at the experience, came in in 1995, gave the speech in 1996, announcing the bleeding wound, he had nazis tell schulz we were getting out and the military had a year to turn it around, and they wouldn't be able to. 88, they announced the timetable, 89 they were gone. we need to do something similar. military's had its chances. we had 11 commanders in afghanistan in 11 years. look at thomas rick's book "the generals" that devotes a lot of attention to this. that's not a war where we can be successful. it's not the kind of military we have. there's no military that's ever been successful in a counter insurgency, and not only do they ha
. obama's foreign policy. >> let's get this done. send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months and i will sign it right away and america will be better for it. >> reporter: many lawmakers wore green ribbons in solidarity with newtown, connecticut, and victims of gun violence occupied seats of honor. in his emotionally charged close, mr. obama asked congress to ask congress what it hasn't done in two decades, hold real vote on gun control. >> if you want to vote no that's your choice but these proposals deserve a vote. >> reporter: with first lady michelle obama, the parents of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, gunned down in chicago only weeks after marching in inauguration festivities in washington. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. >> reporter: but calling for a vote is not the same thing as asking congress to pass a new law. mr. obama did that with immigration reform but not gun control, concedin
of president obama's foreign policy. >> let's get this done. send me the bill in the next couple of months and i'll sign it right away. >> reporter: many lawmakers wore green ribbons in solidarity of the newtown, connecticut. in his close president obama asked congress do what they haven't done in nearly two decades. >> if you want to vote no, that's your choice, but these propoetals deserve a vote. >> reporter: with michelle obama the parents of hadiya pendleton, gunned down after she performed at president obama's inauguration. >> hadiya's parents are here along with americanses who families were torn down by gun violence, they deserve a vote. >> reporter: but asking for a vote is not the same thing as encouraging congress to pass a new law. the president did that on immigration control. charlie and norah? >> major garrett, thanks. senator, good morning. >> good morning. >> deserves a vote. >> first of all, our heart is broken for those people. all of us would want to prevent that from happening. the problem is everything the president is proposed would do nothing to prevent it from happ
in iraq, the decision to help prevent our losing that war when he said was the most dangerous foreign policy blunder since vietnam. it's quite obvious now that that statement was his tree i don't know nick, woe -- was histrionic, woefully uninformed and absurd. i didn't raise it at senator hagel's hearing for an i told you so moment but to determine he if senator hagel recognizes he was in error. and more importantly, if that recognition informs his judgment today. i wanted to know if he had learned from his mistakes. unfortunately, i'm not confident that he has. after two weeks of reviewing his record, my concerns about whether senator hagel is ready to serve as secretary of defense have not diminished. nothing in senator hagel's background indicates that he would effectively manage the department of defense. in today's unprecedented environment of fiscal uncertainty, ensuring that defense investment decisions affecting an agency as massive and unwieldy as the department of defense do not adversely impact our military readiness is enormously challenging. it requires that the secretar
any united states senator, what foreign challenge will face this country perhaps in the next ten day days. >> reporter: republicans say they still have questions about his policies income and qualifications for the job so in a rare move they filibustered him for the job. >> this time we can and must do better. >> reporter: republicans say they probably will allow haig toll get confirmed when they come back from recess. democrats say if that's the case whierks not just confirm him now? this was supposed to be panetta's last day on the job but he said he'll stick around until a new secretary jenof defense is picked. >>> prosecutors in south africa say it was premeditated and more serious charges are coming. the track star known as the blade runner openly cried in court this morning and emma hurd was in court. >> reporter: oscar pistorius broke down in tears, his father trying to comfort him. they've brought in their top prosecutors to handle this case. it's setting the stage for real courtroom drama here. it was a return to the global stage for all the wrong re
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